A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
by John Donne
A Valediction Forbidding Mourning Resources
All you need to know about the life and times of our man Donne.
The American Academy of Poets hosts a concise introduction to John Donne, many of his important poems, and a bibliography of his work.
Here's a helpful (if a tad intellectual) introduction to John Donne and Metaphysical poetry.
Um, we're not really sure how the film relates to the poem (it seems sad?), but we enjoy the production values all the same.
We think Donne would have actually approved of this. But only if he got the girl. Thank you, Internet.
Wow. Sparky's name seems a bit ironic, based on this video.
This is part of Poets & Writers' salute to National Poetry Month.
This guy's got the proper pipes for poetry.
Articles and Interviews
T.S. Eliot saved the Metaphysical poets from irrelevance with this important essay.
The title tells you all you need to know. Well, maybe not. Written by a high school teacher, the article discusses how students react to Donne's work.
The Norton Critical Edition contains the most accurate text, excellent footnotes, and critical essays about Donne.
John Stubbs's authoritative biography analyzes Donne's complex religious and romantic inclinations.
The lead character of Wit is a terminal cancer patient studying John Donne's work. Though not directly related to this poem, it's a great film.